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Iraqi Prisoner Torture and Abuse

5/6/2004 9:58 PM
Cosmic AngelBoyIraqi Prisoner Torture and Abuse
Here's a good article about the alleged tortures purpetrated against Iraqi Prisoners by US military personel:  
 
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040510fa_fact  
 
What amazes me is that the abuse was more extensive then I originally had understood it. Some of the alleged Torture in the article includes:  
 
-- Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees;  
 
--pouring cold water on naked detainees; (A favorite torture inflicted by Nazi guards in their death camps may I add often causing death due to exposure)  
 
-- beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair;  
 
-- threatening male detainees with rape;  
 
-- allowing a military police guard to stitch the wound of a detainee who was injured after being slammed against the wall in his cell;  
 
-- sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick  
 
-- using military working dogs to frighten and intimidate detainees with threats of attack  
 
-- in one instance actually biting a detainee.  
 
Also, it appears that several women allegedly were among the abusers.  
 
Also, some other articles I've seen on the topic allege that several murders occurred at the prison as well.  
 
Also, many of the Iraqis in the prison were not Iraqi military persons but common citizens rounded up for random questioning and checkpoint violations, including teenagers according to the article.  
 
And then there is that crazy quote from a top official at the prison allegedly saying that for many of the Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib, “living conditions now are better in prison than at home. At one point we were concerned that they wouldn’t want to leave." My God, didn't Hiltler say something similar about his death camps?  
 
Let's face it. These alleged brutal crimes were committed on Iraqi soil. So, why not turn the alleged Torturers over to the Iraqi courts and let the the Iraqis try them and dish out an appropriate punishment if they are found guilty? Anybody think this would be a good idea?  
 
 
 
AngelBoy

 
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